The COP19 Guide to Corporate Lobbying
Published by: Corporate Europe Observatory, Transnational Institute
Research and writing: Rachel Tansey, with contributions from Karolina Jankowska, Nina Holland and Belén Balanyá.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s yearly talks have become a “must attend” event for huge numbers of business and industry lobbyists, all eager to promote their preferred “solution” to tackling climate change – solutions which protect their business interests, provide them with new opportunities to profit and most importantly of all, allow them to continue polluting the climate and destroying
the environment for everyone.
False solutions to climate change have been promoted by powerful corporations and business interests for years, from a free market in pollution – a global carbon market that helps rich companies avoid emission cuts at source – to public funding for controversial technologies like carbon capture and storage (CCS), nuclear power and agrofuels which have been shown to harm people
and the planet.